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together, understanding the facts. and i liked the way president clinton talked about the universe the republicans have painted president obama in, that they are not in reality, they are not in the real world. he even used the word "hate," and i'm glad he addressed this tonight, because you have to understand the climate before you can have the healing, and he also talked about a dysfunctional washington saying it doesn't have to be a blood sport and documented the kinds of things that he worked on with republicans and really in a roundabout way, gave the country hope that we can get together and we should be and it's a responsibility for elected officials to get to the point where they can work together. so, and, of course, he talked about philosophy, which i think is important about owning your own, you know, philosophy of owning your own health care, owning your own retirement and taking those risks. gosh, i just think president clinton did barack obama the biggest favor he could have done, and i think this is going to give him the bounce. >> chuck todd in charlotte right now. i
they are bringing in their heavy hitter, bill clinton, the first and last democratic president since fdr to be elected to two full terms. >> mr. clinton will put barack obama's name in nomination with his speech tonight. the first time one president has done that for another. maybe that will take the democrats minds off the rain on their parade. this was to be the scene of president obama's acceptance speech tomorrow, the home of the carolina panthers, they were, there were going to be 65,000 people and fireworks, but now the forecast is for thunderstorms and the event is being moved back here to this much smaller arena. >> the president arrived in charlotte this afternoon but his trip from washington was delayed by, what else? the weather. he is expected to make a brief appearance here in the arena tonight. a little bit earlier we saw a picture of the president's wife, the first lady, michelle obama taking in the speeches here, she brought the house down with her own speech last night. once again tonight, bob schieffer is with me here in the anchor booth and our campaign 2012 team is d
tonight, former president bill clinton. the crowd will also hear from elizabeth warren running for the senate in massachusetts. the speakers have been passionate at this convention. throwing punch after punch at republicans and aggressively affirming the strength of the president's record. and it's been great to see. they talked about the auto bailout. >> the american auto industry is not just surviving. it's thriving. where mitt romney was willing to turn his back on akron, dayton, and toledo, ohio, the president said i've got your back. >> the president's record on women's issues. >> being a mother is no longer a liability. and being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. now, that's what change looks like. >> and we've heard the most sustained defense of the obama health care law and what it means to this country. >> this is the president who delivered the security of affordable health care to every single american in every corner of this country after 90 years of trying. >> last night the first lady electrified the crowd reminding voters that president obama is on t
and a spirited defense of the first obama term. and if you want to go back to one of bill clinton's most famous lines era of big government is over this, was sort of a second version of that. it could be the era of fake government was over, just kidding. it's not. it's a defense of big government and aggressive liberalism. waits defensive speech. he went back and answered challenges made by paul ryan, and by others in tampa last week. and it wasn't very forward looking. if you look at what president clinton said about barack obama's plans on the debt, just take one example saying he cuts debt and brightens future for our children. i don't know how this will play, clearly people here liked this speech. it was long and detailed and felt rambling to me. and i trust brit's instincts on this, he covered bill clinton so long and knows what will sell. i think people might have turned off a channel because it was so long, so wonky. >> one of the parts that was the most notable, brit was the part he looks at everyone and said no president could have gotten this economy turned around in three and a half
of it for you including tonight's main attraction, the former president bill clinton. we're also learning new details about what he will say. plus, a sudden change of plans. how organizers here in charlotte expect to deal with thousands of people now left out of the convention's last night. i'm wolf blitzer in charlotte. and you're in "the situation room." >>> their lives have been intertwined for years. not always necessarily on the friendliest terms, but when former president bill clinton takes the stage here tonight, he's certain to make a strong case for a second term for president obama. cnn's dana bash is learning details about what the former president has to say in his convention speech later tonight. dana, what are you picking up? >> well, i've talked to several officials who are familiar with what president clinton is going to talk about skematically. the whole idea, the whole reason why the obama campaign asked him to come here and to speak from that podium is because they want him to explain the economics behind his own administration and the parallels between that and what the ob
president bill clinton will enter the arena right across that stage and try to give his patented rocket fuel. >> and president obama will be watching from this arena tonight. likely to come out on stage. what a journey for these two men. they come from different generations, different political worlds. they have built it up step-by-step. he's starring now in campaign ads. and diane, one of the building blocks is when president obama wanted to make hillary clinton secretary of state, bill clinton became the chief persuader. >> they've been good friends for a long time but it's definitely a candid and open relationship. if you're wondering about the president's former adversary, hillary clinton, she's in east te temor. secretary of states are exempt from political events. >> down on the floor, we've got jake tapper, cokie roberts, george will, donna brazile. jake, let me begin with you the problem wasn't just the personal relationship between bill clinton and barack obama. the relationship between hillary clinton and barack obama took a toll up and down. >> a lot of tough feelings on the obama
clinton. >> he lobbed back plenty of attacks of his own. watch. >> in tampa, the republican argument, against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, fire him and put us back in. now -- but they did it well. they looked good, they sounded good. they convinced me that they all love their families and their children and we're grateful they've been born in america and -- really, i'm not being -- they did. and this is important. they convinced me they were honorable people who believe what they said and they're going to make every commitment they made. we just have to make sure we know what the american people know what those commitments are, because -- because in order to look like an acceptable, reasonable, moderate alternative to president obama, they just didn't say very much about the ideas they've offered over the last two years. they couldn't. because they want to go back to the same old policies that got us in trouble in the first place. they want to cut taxe
nomination speech by the former president, bill clinton. >> he answered the attacks last week made in tampa, and plenty of attacks of his own. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this, we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. now, but they did it well, they looked good, they sounded good. they convinced me that they all love their families and their children, and were grateful they had been born in america. really, i'm not -- they did. and this is important. they convinced me they were honorable people who believed what they said. we just have to make sure the american people know what those commitments are. because in order to look like an acceptable reasonable moderate alternative to president obama, they just didn't say very much about the ideas they offered over the last two years. they couldn't. because they want to go back to the same old policies that got us in trouble in the first place. they want to cut taxes for high income am
speech by hillary clinton. but the lead up to the main event was full of inspiring speeches from sebelius, paterson, velazquez, schweitzer who is out with a career ending penis injury. brian schweitzer who is going to lead us into the next president of the united states. take that lieberman. they don't need you because schweitzer is in the house. what is the matter you are not jewish. that explains the bolo tie. ultimately it's the former presidential candidate and alien abduction dennis kucinich to ton yorabble rouser. >> wake up america. wake up america! [cheers and applause] >>jon: well, i have been in show biz for a long time. when you do this. isn't it supposed to be a puff of smoke or something like that. i mean a speech or end your shift playing black jack. of course not everyone chose to give a good speech. take the night's keynote speaker, governor of virginia mark this is washingto where barrac d himself into mark warner: "and then, a budds this new idea. this thing called "car telephones". yoyou are crazy go get a real j. nobody is going to want a phone in their car. with a l
. to reelect the president. >> in charlotte tonight, bill clinton nominates barack obama to serve a second term, appealing to voters who still think it's all about the economy. >> i hope i bring some credibility on what the most effective way to create jobs and bring america back is. >> these two democrats have been at odds in the past. but they're united in the battle to hold on to the white house. >> you're in good hands. >> look for clinton to fire up supporters tonight as he has before. but is there a risk he'll upstage the president? >> sit down! >> now, cnn turns the spotlight on one of the biggest platforms in american politics. this is the democratic national convention. this is the night delegates have their say. >> join with me, we will elect barack obama president of the united states of america. >> this is america's choice. >>> we'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to this, the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. everyone here is waiting to hear what bill clinton will say about president obama tonight as well as his own t
do you have for us? >>> all right, jimmy. what is bill clinton going to say tonight? will the world be watching? good evening. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." the top story this evening, just a couple of hours president bill clinton will grit his teeth and address the democratic national convention. a preview of what to say in the nominating speech of president obama in an interview that aired minutes ago on nbc. take a listen. >> we did have a good economy because we did have a lot of expansion. his approach is right and it will pay off if we renew his contract. explain why the economy he faced was much weaker and different than the one i faced so there is no way any president -- no president -- could have restored it to full health in just four years. >> all right. of course that's bill clinton talking about his favorite subject -- himself and his good economy. i'm okay with it, by the way. he did have a good economy. if he's going to blame bush and republicans for the financial melt down and housing crack up we ought to come clean with pressuring fannie mae and fre
's nomination in a few hours. provided bill clinton is done using the microphone. in fact, he may still be speaking. it's thursday, september 6th, and this is "now." >>> joining me today, the man who helped bring the word game change into common parlance. msnbc political analyst and national affairs editor for "new york" magazine john heilman. "world news america's" patty kay. msnbc contributor, sam stein of the "huffington post" and mark leibovich making his debut from "the new york times" magazine. >> warming up. >> how do you give a 48 minute deeply wonky highly technical policy address that also happens to be must-see tv right down to the last second? the answer, america, is bill clinton. the romney campaign believes it will win if they make this campaign about the economy and the former president took that as a challenge. he made a passionate pitch for what president obama has done to save the economy. >> here it is. he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern more well-balanced
him the presidency. >> i think it was also crucial in helping as president clinton said to put the foundation underneath the collapse going on. not just politically. i don't think in january of '09 as this things was melting down, the president and his advisors no matter how political they may be, gee, in '12, ohio, michigan. >> charlie:they were doing what they thought was best for the country. >> exactly. ill think it's been proven to be the right decision. not one favorable among the business community at the time to be frank with you. i saw that. there was a sense that this is interference that shouldn't take place. but if you're the captain of the team you will do whatever it takes within reason to save that team and that's how president saw it. >> charlie:would the business community say the president was right? >> i think a lot will still say it's wrong. >> charlie:mitt romney is one of them. >> they thought the normal bankruptcy process should have taken place. that could be two or three years. look at the airlines. >> charlie:bigger idea this isen treution of governmen
obama make the case to the swing voters tonight? with the distinguished panelists, bill clinton laid out the case and it is up to the president to be persuaded that he deserves four more years. last night it was clinton who forcibly defended his record and nominated him for another term. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. [ applause ] >> but who burns for america on the inside. [ applause [ applause ] >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president re-election was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this, we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all of the damage that he found in just four years. [ applause ] now, but -- he has, he has laid the foundations for a new modern successful economy. a shared prosperity. and if you will renew the president's contract, you will feel it. you will feel it. preside
bill clinton will make the case for obama's second term. last night first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned personal tribute to her husband. >> a show of sisterhood from democrats. the unmistakable message, we are the party of women, whose votes will outnumber men. give the woman who calls herself america's mum in chief. >> i can honestly say when it comes to his character and convictions and heart, barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with him, because for him success is not about how much money you make. it is about the difference you make in people's lives. >> of the white house he was watching with the couple's daughters. >> democrats are seeing michelle obama as a thoroughly modern woman who has had a career success and raise a family, someone who understands the struggles of the middle class because that is where she comes from. >> the same cannot be said for the romney's family. he is worth $200 million and once joked that his wife owns a couple of cadillacs. ann romney brings her own star power. a survivor of breast cancer, she offers a more traditional a
cain in particular, they say, proved himself stellar against hillary clinton. bret? >> neil: carl cameron down the road in greenville, north carolina. carl, thank you. >>> we will talk about the magic number. 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. we get information from karl rove and joe trippi. red states are obama. blue is romney. pinkish is lean romney. light blue is lean obama. yellow states are tossup states in the margin of error. this all based on polls within the last 30 days. okay, gentlemen. karl, what has changed? >> minor change to barack obama advantage. connecticut with seven electoral vote goesrom lean obama to solid obama but the good news ends there. two states, nevada with six and michigan with 16 shift from lean obama to tossup. we now have nine states with 122 electoral votes now tossup. this is the largest number of tossup states that we have had since we began tracking in april. largest number of electoral college votes as well. >> bret: of the change what is is most important, joe? >> those two mean suddenly there is a lot of different ways for mitt romney to make i
convention where last night bill clinton offered a 48-minute point by point rebuttal of mitt romney's critique of the obama administration. clinton putting into nomination the name of president obama. good morning, i'm willie geist. this is another special edition of "way too early" live from the black fin saloon in charlotte. a good deal has been made of the last four years of the relationship between president clinton and obama. last night the 42nd president gave a full throated endorsement of the current president of the white house. president obama even made a cameo after the speech. the two presidents appearing together on stage. president telling the crowd i'll see you tomorrow. president obama arrived here yesterday a day ahead of his own speech, one that's been moved because of weather, the campaign says, from the 70,000 seat bank of america football stadium to the 20,000 seat basketball arena where the rest of the convention has been held. last night that arena belonged to bill clinton. it was a democratic rock star's welcome. even the entrance was vintage clinton. he walke
platform. why did it happen? plus wanted to know what former president bill clinton will say when he takes the stage tonight. he is a fellow member of the most exclusive club on the planet. men who have served as president of the united states. and the relationship between these two leaders hasn't always been smooth. but tonight, bill clinton will step to the stage to do something that no former president has ever done. and a change of plans at the dnc. officials now working to shift the final day from here to here because of worries about the weather. >> you don't want to put people in danger. >> but storm the only reason for the move? but first from fox this wednesday night. an absolutely stunning moment here at the dnc. democrats over the last hour or so made a couple of changes to their party platform and it didn't go smoothly. critics have been going after the democrats for failing to refer to jerusalem as the capital of israel. and for not mentioning god anywhere in the platform. well, less than two hours ago, they attempted to change the platform to address the criticism. and watch
>>> tonight on "nightline," the bill factor. he's back. former president bill clinton takes center stage at the democratic national convention throwing his mettle and star power on barack obama who joined him on stage after a rousing speech. >>> big spenders. lavish parties. star-studded private concerts. not just speeches at the conventions. we investigate the high-rolling world of partying politicians, the rich donors, what all that cash can buy you. >>> plus, the report card. the good, the bad, everything in between here at the convention. one guy who knows how to play the game and who's coming out on top. >> from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in charlotte, new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline." "your voice, your vote." the democratic national convention. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. and a momentous night here at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, where just a short time ago, bill clinton had this crowd eating out of his hands. it was a speech, a stem-wi
-hander named clinton, and set up he did. >> i want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside. but who burns for america on the inside. >> i could have watched that speech all night. like all good setup men, he left no doubt where he stands in relation to the closer, president barack obama. >> president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> just in case you forgot, it is now the clinton/obama democratic party. >> america, if that is what you want. >> if th-- if that is what you believe, you must vote and re-elect president obama. god bless you and god bless america. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> to analyze all that, we brought in two of the best color kmem today to bes we know. in charlotte, hanging on by his finger names is willie geist. orioles fan and now front runner nationals fan, luke russert. >> nationals all the way. >> abandon my orioles, luke. what's up with that? willie, let me start with you. set
. folks, speaking of mind control, bill clinton gave a speech last night scheduled for half an hour which just wrapped up a few minutes ago. (laughter) and i would add hit clinton started strong. >> we are here to nominate a president. (cheers and applause) and i've got one in mind. >> stephen: unfortunately, barack obama defeated her four years ago. (laughter) luckily, luckily bill had another option. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. >> (cheers and applause) but who burns for america on the inside. (cheers and applause) >> cool on the outside, burns on the inside. now at first i was excited because i thought the democrats had nominated a half microwave burrito. sadly, hispanic outreach. sadly, sadly he meant barack obama. now of course he then did his whole clinton thing. and the mainstream bubba lovers swooned in ecstasy. >> the reason why so many of us call him the greatest politician tonight, the master, bill clinton delivered a mast ear-- masterpiece of a speech. >> i'm sitting here ungiddy this is exactly what barack obama needed. >> i'm just rubber. i'm just-
-- obama that is. why should his contract be renewed as president clinton said last evening. speaking about president clinton and his fine speech last night, tonight we have to take a look at something he said last evening. take a listen. >> when times are tough and people are frustrated, angry, hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good. but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. unfortunately the faction that now dominates the republican party doesn't see it that way. they think government is always the enemy. they are always right and compromises weakness. >> it's good advice that the politics of cooperation are better than the politics of conflict. it has not happened under president obama in washington, d.c. which leads me to another big story tonight. a new controversial book by famed journalist bob woodburg posits the notion that congress wrestled control of government from a weak, ine if he can si president. if congress and the president don't get together we are headed for a fiscal cliff recession. we begin with barack obama set
clinton. take a look. >> we are here to nominate a president. and i've got one in mind. i want to nominate a man whose own life has known its fair share of adversity and uncertainty. i want to nominate a man who ran for president to change the course of an already weak economy. and then just six weeks before his election, suffered the biggest collapse since the great depression. a man who stopped the slide into depression and put us on the long road to recovery, knowing all the while that no matter how many jobs that he saved or created, there would still be millions more waiting. worried about feeding our own kids, trying to keep their hopes alive. i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside. [ applause ] >> but who burns for america on the inside. [ applause ] >> i want a man who believes with no doubt that we can build a new american dream commerce driven by innovation and creativity, by education and yes, by cooperation. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ] >> i want barack obama to be the next president of
top bill clinton's 48 minutes last night? god knows he'll try. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> romo flushed out of the pocket, throwing on the run, wide opening making the catch. >> that's the america that we could be. but that's not the america that we should be and it's not who we are. >> here goes bradshaw and a good time for the running game to kick into gear. >> no governor romney, corporations are not people. >> short drop by romo. to the outside he goes. and it is miles austin for the touchdown. >>. ♪ yesterday's gone yesterday's gone ♪ ♪ don't stop thinking about tomorrow ♪ >> president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> welcome to "morning joe" live from the democratic national convention. we make the blackfinn salon our home here for the entire week in charlotte, north carolina. >> boy, that's a line, isn't it? >> >> yeah, it is. with us on set here at the bar, we have msnb
clinton is the headliner tonight of day two of the dnc. but there is a major change to tomorrow's schedule and where president obama will accept his nomination. randall pinkston is in charlotte with that. >> crews are tearing down the stage at bank of america stadium where president obama was supposed to accept his party's nomination. the threat of severe weather forced convention planners to move thursday's program inside. >> oh my gosh. you don't know how many disappointed people there are. there are so many people all over the country that are coming down for that event. >> the president arrived in charlotte this afternoon and will now speak from the time warner cable arena. >> where day two of a convention is already underway. >> this election, please join me in standing by barack obama. help our president show that in america, freedom equality are for all of us all of the time. >> bill clinton will be here tonight to place president obama's name and nomination for a second term. >> bill clinton carries a lot of weight in this country. and this day in the game, we need all the h
bill clinton last night. >> i want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside. but who burns for america on the inside. >> in 48 minutes, clinton did a better job of explaining why obama deserves four more years than the president has. >> president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> clinton rebutted republican attacks on welfare and medicare, ab libbing a swipe at paul ryan. >> you got to get one thing, it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> reaching out to independents, obama for embracing his rivals. >> heck, he even appointed hillary. >> and on the other side of the world, the traveling secretary of state watched a replay of her husband's speech at the u.s. embassy in east timor. >> my husband read parts of his speech to me over the last few days. i received the as prepared version, which i'm anxious when i can to compare with the as delivered version. so it's -- it's
clinton who was running for office in high school his principal got sick of it. obama was playing pass ket ball and smoking pot. even in playing basketball he thought he was better than he was. he thought he was a starter. he was really the nice guy on the team. that's satisfied got him to the white house. it's an essential part of who he is and it came out of him actually just the opposite of clinton. barack obama spent 10 years of his early life trying to figure himself out. all of the contradiction tion that the world through at him. all of his internal contra did i goes from the time he left hawaii at age 18 until law school at 28. introspective. that period gave him the satisfied to get to the white house and got him in trouble. >> charlie:and also gave him the ability to write the book he did because he thought about who he was. >> in the way bill clinton never did. he was reinvent himself every morning. foregive himself and the rest of the world not deal with the contradictions of himself and he was able to get to the white house ak survivor, figuring out how to keep reinventing him
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